Shakuntala Devi is out July 31 on Amazon Prime Video. Vidya Balan introduced the discharge date of her upcoming biographical film in a one-minute video on Thursday, which traded on the title character’s — Shakuntala Devi (Balan) — recognition as a psychological calculator that earned her the nickname of “human computer”. Written and co-directed by Anu Menon — finest identified for guiding 2015’s Waiting, and Four More Shots Please! season 1 — Shakuntala Devi additionally stars Jisshu Sengupta (Mahaprabhu) as Shakuntala’s husband Paritosh Banerji, Sanya Malhotra (Dangal) as Shankuntala’s daughter Anupama Banerji, and Amit Sadh (Breathe) as Anupama’s husband Ajay.
Originally slated to open in May in theatres, Shakuntala Devi is now a straight-to-streaming première — a second for Amazon in India after the Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmaan Khurrana-led Gulabo Sitabo in June — due to the continued coronavirus pandemic, which continues to maintain cinema halls shut throughout India. Overall, Shakuntala Devi would be the third main Bollywood film to skip theatres solely and launch straight on a streaming service. Dil Bechara — the difference of The Fault in Our Stars that marks the ultimate posthumous look of Sushant Singh Rajput — would be the second on July 24.
Born in 1929 British India within the erstwhile Mysore State, Shakuntala Devi’s arithmetic skills had been found on the tender age of three, as her father — who labored at a circus — taught her a card trick. Soon after, Devi went on highway exhibits along with her father to reveal mentioned skills. After she moved to London in 1944, that changed into world excursions, together with throughout Europe in 1950 and New York in 1976. Devi was inducted into the 1982 Guinness Book of Records after she multiplied two random 13-digit numbers in 28 seconds. Devi was additionally an LGBTQ advocate. She died on the age of 83 in Bangalore in 2013.
Menon co-wrote Shakuntala Devi with newcomer Nayanika Mahtani and dialogue author Ishita Moitra (Four More Shots Please!). Shakuntala Devi is a manufacturing of Sony Pictures Networks India and Abundantia Entertainment. The latter’s founder and CEO Vikram Malhotra served as a producer, alongside Seher Latif and Shivani Saran as government producers.
Shakuntala Devi is out July 31 on Amazon Prime Video worldwide.
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